What Is Leave No Trace?

Most of us have at least heard the phrase, many of us live by it when in the outdoors. Especially regular campers and backpackers. Casual hikers and occasional campers though may not know exactly what “Leave No Trace” means or how they can practice it. That’s what we’re going to cover today. Leave No Trace …

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Hiking Clingmans Dome to Newfound Gap via the Appalachian Trail in the Great Smoky Mountains

Clingmans Dome to Newfound Gap Hike Length: 14.9 Miles Roundtrip Elevation Gain: 2,060 Feet Terrain: Dirt, Overgrown Roots/Sticks, Rocky Features: Spruce-Fir Forest Views Difficulty: Strenuous   At 6,643 feet, Clingmans Dome is the third highest peak east of the Mississippi River and features an overlook tower where park tourists gather to see some of the …

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